[Tex/LaTex] How to install LaTeX package on-the-fly on Mac


I am trying to use the resume document class res.cls but Texmaker is throwing an error that the file is not found. I am new to Mac, when I was using Windows MiKTeX helped me install packages on-the-fly. Is there a way to install LaTeX packages on-the-fly on Mac OsX 10.9?

Best Answer

No, but your MacTeX should already have everything TeX Live have to offer from CTAN (the archive). Remember that some stuff on CTAN are not allowed in TeX Live due to licensing issues. (TeX Live have some strict licence rules and DVDs with TeX Live are sold in Germany)

According to CTAN, http://ctan.org/pkg/res, the res class has a no-sell license and is thus not allowed in MacTeX. You will have to install it by hand if you want to use it.

(updated 2015 with cfrs commet)

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